Tourism Back to Business Following Tornado on Grand Bahama Island

Hotels and local businesses are cleaning up on Grand Bahama Island following a tornado that touched down on the island Monday, representatives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism told Travel Agent on Wednesday.

The airport, passenger cruise port and most other businesses are open for business and visitors have returned to the beaches following the storm’s disruption, according to the source.

The tornado resulted in minor damage including the loss of roof tiles, windows, outdoor furniture and the uprooting of some vegetation. Structures within the Port Lucaya tourist area suffered no serious damage to infrastructure.

The most serious damage from the storm was isolated within the container port on the western side of the island; the storm toppled a crane at the port causing three fatalities. The container port is expected to remain closed for several days.

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